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Posted on: September 6, 2017

SWACO Measuring Economic Impacts of Local Recycling Industry

Central Ohio’s local economy is strong. It was recently ranked number one for population, job and wage growth and Ohio was recognized by Forbes this past February as the best state in America in which to launch a startup business.

Several years ago, the In...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

SWACO Recognized By Auditor of State

SWACO has once again received the Auditor of State Award with Distinction following the completion of a clean financial audit.

In a letter to SWACO, Auditor of State Yost wrote, “Clean and accurate record-keeping are the foundation for g...

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SWACO News
Posted on: August 22, 2017

SWACO Adding Two Drop-Off Recycling Locations in Columbus

With support from community partners, SWACO has added two new drop-off recycling locations in the Clintonville and Northland neighborhoods. Lots on each of the following locations now have three (3), 8-cubic yard recycling containers:

•Franklin Co...

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SWACO News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

It's Easy To Be Green This Back-To-School Season

This month, students across Franklin County are heading back to the classroom. Do your back-to-school plans include saving money by reusing items and reducing the amount of waste your family generates? If not, consider these cost savings ways to get the m...

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SWACO News
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Executive Director Ty Marsh Mid-Year Update on SWACO Priorities

The four strategic initiatives, identified by the SWACO Board of Directors at the beginning of 2016, are guiding SWACO’s daily activities.SWACO team members have been working efficiently and effectively to continue to drive change throughout the...

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SWACO News
Posted on: July 17, 2017

New Recycling and Reuse Search Tool

The new and improved SWACO website now offers a database search tool that provides Franklin County residents and businesses the information they need to safely dispose of
unwanted items. 

The tool answers the question“How do I donate,...

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SWACO News
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Crimes Task Force Has Impact

In 2016, SWACO’s largest grant, almost a half million dollars, was provided to the Environmental Crimes Task Force of Central Ohio (ECTF) to provide community education, support the 24/7 crime reporting website – itsacrime.org, investi...

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SWACO News
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Community Waste Reduction Grants - Apply Now!

SWACO is inviting local schools, communities and non-profits to submit applications for the Community Waste Reduction Grant Program, a competitive program offering a total of $150,000 in funding. Local schools, communities and non-profits can apply now fo...

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SWACO News
Posted on: July 17, 2017

New Business Recycling Focus

It is estimated that
sixty-percent of all waste at the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill comes fromthe commercial sector. With a goal to increase recycling, SWACO is developing
new business programs. 
SWACO has conducted localand national re...

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SWACO News
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Collection Events are a Hit...Why Wait?

Were you one of 942 cars waiting in line at the Earth Day Household Hazardous Waste collection event?  If so, SWACO, the environment and the community thank you.A total of 72,481 lbs. of materials were collected - an increase of 17,108 over last ...

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SWACO News
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Reasons to Celebrate - Safety, Programming and Partnerships

SWACO Recognized for Making Safety a Top Priority

Director of Operations and Maintenance Scott Perry (far right) recently accepted the 2016 Safety Achievement Award on behalf of all SWACO’s employees at the Bureau of Worker’s Compensati...

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SWACO News
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Bring Me Back wins first place award

glass PRism award

SWACO and public relations firm, FrazierHeiby, win first place PRism award for the Bring Me Back program. 

Bring Me Back is an educational program which was launched last fall and is aimed at encouraging residents to recycle their plastic bags at ...

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SWACO News
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Earth Day

Every year, since 1970, there have been sustainable and earth focused activities during the month of April, and especially on April 22 - Earth Day.

But do you know the history of how Earth Day came to be? In a nutshell…

U.S Senator Gaylord Nelson...

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SWACO News
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Earth Week in Columbus

Since 2007, thanks to Green Columbus, this area has benefited from more than 100,000 hours of resident “green” service.

Service sites vary in size from 5 to 300 volunteers, and range from neighborhood litter sweeps, community gardens, a...

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SWACO News
Posted on: April 5, 2017

It's Spring!

Consider these simple tips this Spring to have even more green in your life.

  • Avoid the use of chemicals in the garden or on the lawn. They eventually end up in the water systems and can upset the delicate balance of lifecycles
  • Collect rainwater to water you...
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